Indian bowler Ishant Sharma was trending on Twitter on Saturday night after he was hit for 30 runs in an over by James Faulkner.
Sharma's dismal bowling resulted in Australia getting back in the game that they went on to win the Mohali ODI to lead the series 2-1 as the two teams duel for the No1 ODI ranking.
Indian captain MS Dhoni had earlier scored his 9th ODI 100 as he lead the team to 303, a score that was defendable.
Australia lost wickets at regular intervals and were behind India in the run chase after losing wickets in a heap mid-way. It was Sharma's over that brought the visitors back in the game as the game changed completely.
Here are some interesting tweets,
The very first thing Ishant Sharma needs to do is meet Jawed Habib and get rid of his "ज़ुल्फें"— #EkU (@_ePerceptions) October 19, 2013
If James Faulkner stole the game, Ishant Sharma was the security guard who fell asleep on duty.— Samit Malkani (@JediByKnight) October 19, 2013
James Faulkner has just hit 30 off one Ishant Sharma over! Unbelievable hitting and even more unbelievably bad bowling. #IndvAus— Freddie Wilde (@fwildecricket) October 19, 2013
The only two players who can change the game at the last point are MS Dhoni and Ishant Sharma.!— Sanjeevan Sharma (@SharmaSanjeevan) October 19, 2013
James Faulkner's knock also earned him a lot of praise as he stole the game from MS Dhoni and India. Here are some tweets,
With 44 needed off 18, India seemed to have the match well within their grasp. Then James Faulkner slammed 30 off an Ishant Sharma over,...— Abdul Rehman (@cricketforum) October 19, 2013